Chilliwack – The Chilliwack Chiefs announced the acquisition of 2001 born forward Connor Milburn from the Salmon Arm Silverbacks in exchange for future considerations. Milburn, a 6’3” forward from Kamloops, played last season for the Thompson Blazers Major Midget Program where he tallied 14 goals and 15 assists in 25 games. Milburn is a player the Chiefs are quite familiar with as he attended last season’s annual Spring Camp in May.
“We are very happy to add Connor to our mix today,” said Chiefs Associate Coach and Assistant GM Brad Rihela. “Connor had an excellent showing in our spring camp last season, and is a player we recruited heavily during the 2018-19 season. He is a high character individual that will fit in nicely with our program.”
With the Chiefs currently having a spot available at the forward position, Head Coach and General Manager Brian Maloney felt like this was the right move at the right time for the Chiefs. “We are very happy with the direction of our young group and the progress we have made at this point in the season. We feel that the acquisition of Connor allows us to create some more internal competition within our group which is healthy for us going forward,” said Maloney.